How much of a nutrient is too much?
Antonia Patino, Emily Galaviz, Valerie Pina
Types of nutrients
- Folic Acid- reduce risk of heart disease.
- Vitamin D- lower risk of falls, some cancers, diabetes, heart disease.
- Calcium- reduce risk of fractures.
- Magnesium- regulate blood sugar levels, blood pressure and may help reduce heart disease.
- Zinc- enhance immune function and is needed for wound healing.
Hyponatremia- is a condition in which your tissues are flooded with too much water that it dilutes the sodium surrounding your cells.
Hyponatremia can cause headaches, muscle cramps, and fainting. The condition can escalate quickly and if it does it can lead to seizures, brain damage and even death.
Water is a nutrient that is sometimes overlooked. Water is essential for your body to function properly. When having very little amount of water in your body, it can cause dehydration and even life-threatening effects, but when having too much water in your body it can be equally as damaging as not having enough water.